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DUP's position under close scrutiny

While both of the main Stormont parties must take their share of responsibility for the failure to restore our devolved institutions last month, it is the position of the DUP which is coming under particular scrutiny.

Fr Finegan abuse victims deserve full disclosure

While the resignation of Bishop John McAreavey is a significant development, it must be recognised that it is by no means the end of the matter in relation to the scandal of paedophile priest and teacher Fr Malachy Finegan.

Prayers for tragic Fermanagh family

The full horror of the Fermanagh fire disaster is slowly emerging with confirmation that a fourth body has been found in the burnt out shell of a house outside Derrylin.

Time was not on Clint Massey's side

In January, Kincora abuse survivor Clint Massey called for the implementation of the Historical Institutional Abuse (HIA) inquiry report, revealing that he was in poor health and had been given just months to live.

Caution needed during arctic weather

Our present spell of arctic conditions had been widely predicted by the weather forecasters and the indications are that the authorities across Ireland, on both sides of the border, have made the appropriate preparations.

Boris Johnson's border bungles

If anyone doubted the shambolic nature of the official preparations for Brexit, they only needed to listen to the interview with the British foreign secretary Boris Johnson on BBC Radio Four's Today programme yesterday.

Decades long wait for justice must be ended

Stephen Oreilly
PART of our coverage of yesterday's marches in Belfast to call for the implementation of legacy investigation arrangements includes a poster carried by someone in the crowd with the image and name of nine-year-old Patrick Rooney.

Huge courage of Caoimhin Hynes

Young boxer Caoimhin Hynes very nearly lost his life in an horrific incident when his throat was slashed during an unprovoked attack in Belfast city centre last year.

Easy to understand Theresa May's strained smile

British prime minister Theresa May must have found it difficult to maintain her standard strained smile as she separately met with the leaders of Sinn Féin and the DUP at Downing Street yesterday.

Construction industry facing challenging times

The news that the Lagan Construction Group has put four of its companies into administration is yet another blow to the Northern Ireland economy and further evidence of the pressures being experienced in this sector.

Welcome move over loyalist bonfires

The acknowledgment by loyalist bonfire builders in Co Tyrone that their actions had not only damaged property but caused considerable stress to householders deserves to be recognised as a significant step.

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